December 11th, 2008

I'll follow you, Azula/Ty Lee

belated, but I couldn't let it go.

So, if you're anywhere near Avatar fandom, you've probably heard: the main cast for the first live-action movie, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, has been announced.

Fandom, so long divided by bitter (and stupid) pairing wars, has largely united to call bullshit on the shocking (but not actually surprising) whiteness. This gives me hope for Avatar fandom.

This post is not really for my own thoughts on the matter, because everyone else has said it better. Instead, it's to collect relevant links and get them out there.

Exhibit A: A letter-writing campaign for those of you who are angry enough to want to do something.

Exhibit B: Various explanations of Collapse )

Exhibit C: Relevant icons and my favorite pick-me-up out of the whole mess.

Final thoughts: the presence of Jesse McCartney on that list is just so ridiculous that it makes me hope it's all a hoax. But it's gotten as far as Entertainment Weekly, so that seems unlikely.